The Advocate Podcast – Stories from Kawartha Lakes

Episode #64 Stata’s cinema story. Barton-Dyke retires. A Hundred (+) Men get one big surprise

October 1, 2022

It’s remarkable that a documentary has never been done about our cherished Highland Cinemas and its compellingly unique founder and operator, Kinmount’s Keith Stata. Film maker, Matt Finlin, aims to change that. The director shares his very personal inspiration behind creating “The Movie Man.”

Penny Barton-Dyke spent 18 years as executive director of The United Way - a role she cherished and will dearly miss in retirement. None of the members of The 100 Men Kawartha Lakes saw it coming. Indeed, Tim Wisener’s presentation to the charity group came with one string attached – an extremely unselfish one.

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